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Bengal Gram

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The Brown Chickpeas are a legume from the family Fabaceae. These chickpeas are high in protein and one of the earliest cultivated legumes. India is the major producer of both types of chickpeas, which followed by Australia, Pakistan, Turkey, Myanmar, Ethiopia, and Iran.


The Brown chickpeas have delicious nutlike taste and buttery texture. A very versatile legume, they are a note ingredient in many Middle Eastern and Indian dishes. These beans are brown to black colored, fairly uniform and rounded in shape, and smaller than the second type of chickpeas. These chickpeas provide more concentrated nutrient amounts since these nutrients are found in the seed coat.


They can be stored in a dry state in an airtight container in a cool, dry, and dark place where they will keep for up to 12 months.


Brown chickpeas can be cooked and eaten in salad, cooked in a stew, ground into flour, ground and shaped in balls and fried as falafel. These chickpeas flour can be used for gram flour and used frequently in Indian cuisine. In Middle Eastern cuisine, they can be used in some famous dishes like sausages, consumed with pasta and soup.  They can be also used as roasted, spiced, and eaten as a snack. They can be preserved in syrup and eaten as sweets and in desserts.

Nutritional Value of Brown Chickpeas:

Nutritional Value of Brown Chickpeas contains per 100gms is mentioned below:

Energy                   164 kcal

Carbohydrates     27.42 g

Sugars                    4.8 g

Dietary fiber          7.6 g

Fat                          2.59 g

Protein                   8.86 g


Vitamin A equiv.                1 μg                 Thiamine (B1)                 0.116 mg

Riboflavin (B2)                  0.063 mg        Niacin (B3)                     0.526 mg

Pantothenic acid (B5)       0.286 mg       Vitamin B6                      0.139 mg

Folate (B9)                          172 μg             Vitamin C                        1.3 mg

Vitamin E                            0.35 mg          Vitamin K                        4 μg


Calcium                       49 mg                  Iron                                   2.89 mg

Magnesium                48 mg                  Phosphorus                      168 mg

Potassium                  291 mg                 Sodium                              7 mg

Zinc                             1.53 mg



Shape: Rounded

Size:  Small

Color: Brown to black

Taste: Nutty and Buttery


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